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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

I love cuddling up in a warm blanket, with a warm cup of hot cocoa in hand. Many a times, the cocoa is homemade (cocoa powder, sugar, milk & a splash of vanilla extract), but the marshmallows that accompany the cocoa are not.

peppermint marshmallows

I’ve been making marshmallows for some time now and the process is so simple! Just a few simple ingredients, a candy thermometer and mixer and you can have your own homemade marshmallows!

I’ve made candy corn inspired marshmallows before and now peppermint! But don’t stop here! The flavor possibilities are countless.

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homemade peppermint marshmallows

Now, on to my recipe:

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
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Serves: 40 mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup cold water, divided into two parts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • red food coloring (liquid works better, Wilton gel didnt work as well)
  • 4 ounces good chocolate for melting
  • crushed candy canes
  1. Place gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment (this allows the gelatin to bloom).
  2. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, mix together sugar, salt, corn syrup, honey and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Stir the mixture and heat to a temperature of 240 degrees. Remove from the heat.
  4. Turning the stand mixer on medium speed and begin whisking gelatin. Slowly stream in sugar mixture.
  5. Add in peppermint extract
  6. Continue whisking until light, fluffy, and tripled in volume; about 15 minutes.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust it with powdered sugar.
  8. Evenly spread marshmallow into the pan.
  9. Drop 8 drops of red food coloring onto the top of the marshmallow. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to swirl the food coloring.
  10. Allow to set for a minimum of one hour.
  11. Remove from pan and cut into desired shape.
  12. Dust with more powdered sugar, dip in melted chocolate (if desired) and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  13. Enjoy!


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  1. Hi Amanda,

    I can’t wait to try out this recipe! I’ve never made marshmallows, but I look forward to doing so. It seems like an excellent addition to the hot cocoa.

    Thank you for the recipe,
    Iman Khalaf

  2. Hii Amanda its Yasmine Fardous I wanted do tell you that all your recipes amaze me and I have been trying them one by one and there all soo Yummy😊😊

  3. Wow Amanda, everything tou make is fresh home made right down to the marshmallows. This sounds amazing.
    I can not wait for me & my kids to give it a try.
    Hope you get to come back to Masterchef for season 7.

    Best wishes.

  4. This looks amazing😍😍😍 now that I have some free time on my hands since I’ve finished finals and winter break started today, looks like I’ll be doing some yummy baking😍πŸͺ🍰🍫 and Ive looked at other recipes too that I so want to tryπŸŽ…πŸ’ƒπŸ¨πŸ“πŸ©

      1. Yeahhhhhh!!!! You made my day, thank youuu so much Amanda, yuppie😊😊😊
        Love your recipes, now I am going to try all of them, GRACIAS!!

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